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Jan 16, 2015
Jan 16, 2015
Jan 16, 2015

Low oil prices will not affect U.S. environmental rules: EPA chief

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Current low oil prices are a short-term blip and will not affect how the U.S. crafts new environmental regulations, including forthcoming standards for heavy duty vehicles, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief said Friday.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said the agency’s next move to tackle greenhouse gas emissions will come this spring when it unveils new fuel efficiency standards for commercial vehicles – the second biggest source of domestic transportation emissions.

Jan 16, 2015
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Jan 14, 2015
Jan 14, 2015

White House to curb methane emissions from oil, gas production

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s administration will unveil new rules Wednesday that aim to slash methane emissions from oil and gas production by up to 45 percent by 2025 in its latest move to solidify the Democratic president’s credentials on climate change.

Under the proposal, the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Interior will issue measures to contain leaking methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from new drilling equipment and from old and new production facilities located on public lands.

Jan 14, 2015